Research

James Gagnon appointed as Mario Capecchi Endowed Chair

The prestigious three-year faculty appointment will allow Gagnon to continue his work using gene-editing technology with zebrafish to study vertebrate lineage and cell fate choice, cell signaling and genome engineering. 


Genetic testing motivates behavior change

A new study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute investigated whether testing would motivate people at risk of melanoma to make changes to reduce risk.


Zhigang Fang awarded Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award

A world-renowned expert in metal powders was celebrated for his outstanding contributions to the field.


Gut bacteria prevent mice from becoming obese

U researchers’ findings in controlling obesity in mice could someday similarly help control weight in people.


Star Wars-inspired prosthetic arm

U engineers help develop a motorized prosthetic arm that can sense touch and move with your thoughts.


Does life exist on other planets?

By researching ecosystems that resemble the parts of space most likely to harbor life, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, astrobiologists can better understand where the universe could support life.


Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material

Metallic surfaces are no longer protected as topological insulators become thinner.


Improving the odds of synthetic chemistry success

U chemists show how analyzing chemical reaction data can predict how reactions may proceed, potentially saving valuable time and resources in chemical research.


Study looks at abortion access

A first-of-its-kind study shows that men who avoid teen parenthood through their partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits.


Researchers solve how cells unfold proteins

The structure found may be used to advance efforts in developing more effective inhibitors and treatment of cancers.